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Is ?Potassium permanganate? Used for medical purposes?

Is ?Potassium permanganate? Used for medical purposes?

POTASS. PERMANGANATE: Many years ago, weak solutions of potassium permanganate have been used to treat various superficial fungal infections. Because it stains the skin and it's toxicity if taken internally, there are many more effective and safer options. I have not seen potassium permanganate used in quite some time. ...Read more

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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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Hi, I'd like to ask that what sorts of harm will happened if potassium permanganate in vegetable wash ?

Hi, I'd like to ask that what sorts of harm will happened if potassium  permanganate in vegetable wash ?

Depends: None if you wash out the chemical before use. Using potassium permanganate in the wash will not make it safer either. Just wash the vegetables with clean potable water. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Why we use potassium permanganate and tannic acid in gastric lavage?

Why we use potassium permanganate and tannic acid in gastric lavage?

Here are some...: This Q has been around without being answered. Here is my take based on what I have studied and retained about life & medicine. I'm sure that, through decades-long experience, the mentioned mixture has been proven to provide optimal ability not only to neutralize the unwanted mis-swallowed toxic materials but also protect more for stomach and intestinal mucosa as well as being more palatable. ...Read more

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I m 22 yr old virgin. Does soaking the vagina in Potassium permanganate for 15 minutes 5 times a week can darken the vulva or inner labia? Is it safe?

I m 22 yr old virgin.
Does soaking the vagina in Potassium permanganate for 15 minutes 5 times a week can darken the vulva or inner labia? Is it safe?

Soaking: This can be very caustic to the skin. You can burn the area if the solution is too concentrated. It will temporarily stain skin a brown color. If you are using this without medical direction please stop. Even dilute solution can irritate skin and repeated use can cause burns. ...Read more

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What is the treatment to get potassium up to hyperkalemia besides bananas?

What is the treatment to get potassium up to hyperkalemia besides bananas?

Potassium rich foods: Include bananas as you said, citrus fruits including oj, potatoes, tomato sauce/paste including ketchup, and squash. Medicine will need to be given by your doctor since potassium otc is suboptimal to do the job due to the need for a higher dose and need for blood level frequent check. There are meds and water pills that your doctor can use to boost your potassium level too. ...Read more

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I have been told that I have high potassium in my blood what does this mean and what is the treatment?

I have been told  that I have high potassium in my blood what does this mean and what is the treatment?

It depends: If it's not crazy high, and if your kidneys work fine, they will fix it faster & more safely than drs can. It also may be a lab error from red cell breakage if stored wrong b4 testing. If over about 6.5 or kidney problems, then follow your dr's advice on how to lower it. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for potassium deficiency?

What's the treatment for potassium deficiency?

Replacement: The body is very good at handling potassium. Virtually all potassium is in your cells not in your bloodstream. Unless you are taking diuretics, vomiting or having diarrhea, eat a very unusual diet or have hyperaldosteronism it is hard to drive your k+ down to dangerous levels. Most low k+ is artifact or transient alterations. Treatment is oral or IV potassium replacement depending on severity. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for high potassium?

What is the treatment for high potassium?

Diet and drugs: First watch diet, then see if you are taking medicines that cause high potassium and get rid of them, then try to get rid of it in urine by diuretics or stool by lactulose. Sometimes it can be from low aldosterone harmone and you have to give fludrocortisone. If kidneys are not working, may need dialysis if levels are high. ...Read more

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My potassium reading is 5.2 mmol/L during treatment with zestril (lisinopril) 10 mg daily?

A bit high: Zestril (lisinopril) is an ACEi and it may cause potassium to be a bit high. Your level is not that high, I would ask your doctor to repeat it in a week to see if it's still high. I would keep high-potassium food intake in moderation. ...Read more

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I have hypokelimia. Potassium deficiency. I body looses potassium daily. Is there ne permanent treatment of this?

I have hypokelimia. Potassium deficiency. I body looses potassium daily. Is there ne permanent treatment of this?

More info needed: The top two places the body losses potassium are the gut or the kidney. Kidney losses are hormone related or acid/base related. Gut losses are usually related to loose stools or vomiting. There are medications to address either scenario, but at age 24 it is probably more important for you long term to find out why this is happening. Talk to your doctor, if he/she isn't sure.. See a specialist. ...Read more

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Potassium lvl of 2.8 w/ 80 meq of potassium a day? Takes spirolactone, trimeterine and others for chf. Causes for this? Treatment options?

Potassium lvl of 2.8 w/ 80 meq of potassium a day? Takes spirolactone, trimeterine and others for chf. Causes for this? Treatment options?

Lasix (furosemide)?: This is clearly a abnormal. Potassium losses like this have to be distinguished between GI losses from diarrhea or renal losses. A trans tubular potassium gradient can help. ...Read more

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Lvl of 2.9 w/ 120 meq of potassium a day? Use spirolactone, trimeterine and others for chf. Causes for this? Treatment options? Dose is upped monthly

Need more eval: Sounds like you may have another cause of low potassium. Not sure if ur on other potassium-losing diuretics, but you're on at least some that are potassium-sparing. There are some other problems that can lead to potassium loss (ex. Some kidney & adrenal problems), that can also lead to hypertension and other problems. Probably should have some additional testing by your doctor. ...Read more

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Cardiac arrest from high potassium treatment in er?

High potassium: Yes I have seen this and had a family with several who died from it. Well in them they were treating low K and got it too high. So need more information. Happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Inspra for primary idiopathic hyperaldosteronism. Is this a good treatment? My b/p isn't too high but I have chronic low potassium & arrhythmia.

Inspra for primary idiopathic hyperaldosteronism. Is this a good treatment? My b/p isn't too high but I have chronic low potassium & arrhythmia.

Yes: Greetings Matthew-Inspra is an aldosterone blocker used to treat patients with hypertension and heart failure but is often used in the medical treatment of hyperaldosteronism. It is more selective in blocking aldosterone than other older drugs in this class. Having a thorough work up for hyperaldosteronism is very important. Best regards. ...Read more

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How can further deterioration of kidney of my mom can be avoided via foods and medical treatments? Creatinine-251micromol/l,potassium-4.8 age-65

How can further deterioration of kidney of my mom can be avoided via foods and medical treatments? Creatinine-251micromol/l,potassium-4.8 age-65

I assume your mom: has had other tests to confirm that she does indeed have kidney problems. The best way to prevent further deterioration is proper treatment of any disorder that might contribute to or worsen kidney function. Drugs that might be toxic to kidneys must be avoided. As far as food, limiting salt intake and staying well hydrated may help. No other food advice needed as long as potassium is normal. ...Read more

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